Eczema Triggers: Tips for keeping your skin — and yourself — happy.

Much like psoriasis, eczema is an inflammatory condition that can result in itchy, scaly skin. It’s not curable, but it can be controlled — and one of the best things you can do is keep your eczema in check by knowing and avoiding your triggers. Triggers are external conditions that aggravate your eczema, resulting in […]

Eczema in Infants — Treatment and Prevention

It’s not an uncommon sight for new parents — an itchy, scaly patch on their baby’s cheeks, or uncomfortable-looking red areas in the folds of their skin. The fact is that 70% of eczema cases start in children younger than 5 years old, and around 60% of infants who have eczema will continue to have […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Psoriasis — What’s the Connection?

Scientists recently concluded a study of 382 men (191 with psoriasis and 191 without) to determine whether there’s a link between psoriasis and erectile dysfunction. Conducted at the Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital in Guangzhou, China, the study found that 53% of subjects with psoriasis also suffered from erectile dysfunction, compared to only 40% of those […]

Diet and Psoriasis? Go With Your Gut

The Internet is full of helpful information to educate and assist people dealing with psoriasis. Scientific and medical research has made tremendous strides in identifying the challenges of—and solutions to—living with this inflammatory disease that affects millions of people around the globe. But when it comes to identifying clear links between diet and psoriasis flare-ups, […]

Psoriasis—More Than Just Skin Deep

First and foremost, psoriasis is a skin condition. But new studies are showing that this same condition that inflames and irritates the elbows, knees, and scalps of 125 million people worldwide can also have a negative impact on bone density, resulting in osteopenia and osteoporosis. The links between psoriasis and bone loss were first published […]

Who’s Ready for the Sun?

Spring is often a welcome change from the cold, dry months of winter—and the summer that follows even more so. This can be especially true for anyone dealing with psoriasis. The warmer air, the bright sun, and the humidity can all bring much-needed relief to otherwise dry and itchy skin. But while the nicer weather […]

Weight and Psoriasis — a clear link

Does weight gain lead to psoriasis, or is it the other way around? This question has been puzzling scientists for ages, but two things remain clear. Weight and psoriasis are indeed linked, and less of both is most certainly a good thing. Indeed, there is growing evidence that both psoriasis and weight gain may be […]

Dermatitis, Eczema, or Psoriasis. How can I tell?

Odds are most of our readers won’t need this post. After all, if you’ve been managing your psoriasis for any amount of time, you’ve likely seen a doctor and received a proper diagnosis. But what about people who don’t yet know what they’re up against? Irritated and inflamed skin can take on many forms, and […]

Another Positive Step

We’ve written before about the benefits of bringing psoriasis into the light, both figuratively and literally. It’s always heartening to see progress made, not only in battling the condition and reducing its impact, but also in defusing some of its old stigma. Which is why we’re happy to share news of the latest victory, this […]

Living with Psoriasis — One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Like any disease, psoriasis takes different forms for different people. While generalizations can be relatively accurate and helpful, variations in lifestyle, biology, and severity mean the exact nature of the disease’s triggers and manifestations can vary from one patient to the next. This isn’t really news, as it’s covered widely throughout the wealth of resources […]